popular local beach, seasonal lifeguards and small boat rental, walking distance to restaurants, campfires permitted until 10PM, walk from JGO or pay for parking on weekends
Fire pits, views of harbor, light house, ocean fun. Walking distance from Ansel's Getaway and parking available here.
All time favorite Santa Cruz beach!! Locals hang out here, so it’s not crazy busy with tourists. Located next to Santa Cruz harbor, you can watch the boats go in and out, book a charter out on the big O’neil catamaran, rent a boogie board or surf board, or join some locals for some beach volleyball…
“5-10 min. walk, small but popular local beach, waves crashing on rocks at high tide, boogie-boarding surf, fee on weekends for very limited parking”
“Very close a 20 minute walk or 5 minute bike ride by Sunnycove over looking Monterey Bay, Italian food that is delicious and authentic- then take a walk on Black's beach to see the stars and moon on the Bay”
“Sits on the beach. Great Mexican food. Outdoor seating. They loan volleyballs for the courts out front.”
“Chart House style food in the yacht harbor ON the beach! Great steaks and seafood and a fantastic salad bar.Watch the sailboats!”